‘HomeDisplay’ adds a secondary status bar to the Home screen

By , Jun 27, 2013

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HomeDisplay is a brand new jailbreak tweak that places a second status bar beneath the stock iOS status bar on your Home screen. The secondary status bar includes the current date on the left-hand side of the bar, with the current temperature on the opposite side.

HomeDisplay also features the ability to showcase the now playing track, and it works with streaming services like Spotify. We have a full video walkthrough of HomeDisplay in action. Take a look inside to see how it works…

After installation, you’ll see the HomeDisplay nestled right under the stock iOS status bar. The HomeDisplay is only displayed while on the Home screen, and disappears whenever you’re not on the Home screen.

For a tweak with so much potential, I was a bit disappointed with the relative lack of options or customization for HomeDisplay. While there is a preference panel there, it contains one option — a kill switch — and you’re forced to respring any time you utilize it.

Perhaps there will be updates to the tweak, but I feel there was a huge opportunity missed here with regard to options. And at $2 on Cydia’s BigBoss repo, it’s quite pricy for what it does. Hopefully the developer will see to it that the tweak is fleshed out with more options. Until then, I recommend you hold off on HomeDisplay. It’s an interesting concept, but quite lackluster in action. What do you think?

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  • orangesn0w

    It’s a great idea but it doesn’t look good ._.

    • Justice and Malice

      I guess it’s not a good idea then, no?

      • Cameron Chao

        no, he said its good but ugly.

      • Justice and Malice

        I was able to comprehend what he wrote. But something that’s ugly isn’t much of a good idea.

      • Kyle Adams

        Yeah it is. Android is a good idea and it’s ugly, so.

      • Falk M.

        So you’d rather walk 500 miles than sit in a train comfortably in a soft seat? Because, unfortunately that train is ugly…

        Get your running shoes ready!

      • Justice and Malice

        Yes. Thankfully trains and walking are the only travels options in the world.

        Wait…whut?

      • Falk M.

        Way to miss my point.
        Let’s assume a time when the only travel options were trains, horses and walking.

        The horses on offer look ugly as does the train.
        What would you do? Walk?

        All I’m trying to do is say that something can be ugly and a good idea. If you insist on not letting that into your head, move on and don’t mind me.

      • Justice and Malice

        No. I got it. I just thought it was ridiculous.

      • Falk M.

        Fair enough

      • Guest

        It’s a good idea.

      • Gorgonphone

        Yeah just like IOS 7

    • VeRdUgO!

      iOS7 statusbar theme!! believe me!!

  • Damian W

    It is good, but 2 buck price makes it look poor.

  • MDM

    NOT COOL

    • MDM

      U CAN GET ALL THIS INFORMATION IN THE ORIGINAL STATUS BAR WITH ANOTHER TWEAK …

      • luckyarcher

        which is?

      • MDM

        i don’t remember the name but it’s there … Google it !

      • 4p0c4lyps3

        My sentiment exactly.

  • Leviscus Tempris

    Amazing concept! How about making these options:

    Remove texture and leave like other status bar.

    Then add option for gestures that can toggle it and have it slide down from normal bar and fade in/out during animation.

    And a set of options to determine what info is shown on the bar for left right and center. Then it would be completely worth 2$.

  • Linton Findlay

    battery drainer?

  • Kurt

    It would be cool if it had the top new stories cycling through, and clickable of course.

  • Himanshu Oberoi

    Ugly Design on Screen

  • 4p0c4lyps3

    Lame,lame,lame.

    • John

      Lame,lame,lame just like your username.

  • VeRdUgO!

    Look beautiful with iOS7 Statusbar Theme!!

  • Gorgonphone

    Its buggy and causes respring loop

  • J™

    if i wanna know the weather on my homescreen i can use weathericon…
    an additional status bar is not nice!

  • S2k03

    It don’t play nice with some tweaks..